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Stop banging your head looking for the instructional needle in the information haystack known as the World Wide Web. Tell everyone who publishes learning resources we need them to use and support LRMI!

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JoshuaMarks3By Joshua Marks, CTO, Curriki

LRMI? Why should you care? While LRMI, when pronounced like a name (Ler-me), might sound like the lead singer for Motörhead, it is really an acronym for the “Learning Resource Metadata Initiative”. Now you might be more interested in rock trios than educational tech acronyms, but if you are an educator or student, you will find LRMI much more enlightening and helpful — and perhaps you will spend less time banging your head against a wall. This is why you should care.

The World Wide Web is filled with billions of documents, images, media, articles and content of all sorts. Search engines like Google and Bing do a great job of helping you find things you are likely interested in using keywords and phrases. This is particularly true for things you might buy, or people or places you want to learn about. However, anyone…

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“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).
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